This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
Another 24 figure Cohort is about to enter service into my Roman tabletop army. This unit is about 80% done. The figures are the Warlord plastic Praetorians and like the rest of the Warlord Early Imperial Roman line they're very good figures.
I still need to finish out the detail painting / dry brushing and scenic the bases / movement tray. I may also try to free hand a more interesting design for the shields. I did try some Little Big Man Studio's (LBM) transfer for the shields but just couldn't get them to work. Sometimes one is "on" for detail work like that and sometimes your just "off".
One notable thing about this unit is that all 24 figures where painted in a single session Sunday morning. OK it was a longish session but I've never done that many figures in a four hour session. I'm sure as I go back to pick out details I'll see lots of opportunity for improvement.
Next up on the painting list is a unit of 16 Early Imperial Roman Archers. These figures are, again, from Warlord but they are the metal "Western Empire" Auxiliary archers. I should be able to knock these gentlemen out by next weekend. Doing so will finish up what I need to add for my Romans and then it's back to Dacians / Sarmatians. I want to add a few more infantry and artillery units to flesh out that force for the game I'll be hosting at Historicon this July.